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  1. Maddon could add to Cubs' elite build

    Buster Olney

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Chicago Cubs are not in the World Series and have not been since 1945, but on Friday afternoon, they were the talk of the World Series after news broke of Joe Maddon's departure from Tampa Bay. Maddon is not the manager of the ...

    Blog | October 25, 2014
  2. Yadier Molina is the latest catcher shaken up in an unnecessary c...

    Buster Olney

    After Buster Posey broke his leg last season and Yadier Molina was rocked on Tuesday evening in Pittsburgh, Buster Olney writes that it's time for MLB to take a serious look at eliminating these senseless collisions at home plate.

    Blog | Conversation | August 29, 2012
  3. Some facts behind Pineda's injury

    Buster Olney

    The explosion of social media has fueled the desire to identify incompetence, to illuminate failure, to expose the cheaters. Within seconds that news broke that Michael Pineda will miss the rest of the year with a labrum tear, Twitter was flooded wit...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  4. The Seattle Mariners didn't lie about Michael Pineda before tradi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there is nothing conspiratorial about Michael Pineda's injury. The Mariners were honest about his health, and the Yankees did a complete evaluation before the trade. Injuries sometimes happen.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  5. The hitting evolution of Chris Young

    Buster Olney

    Chris Young thinks of hitting as an evolution. The hitter that he was when he was 18 is not the hitter he was when he was 20, or when he broke into the big leagues, or when he thrived or slumped. You can change and get better, he believes, and he is ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  6. Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young continues to improve ...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona's Chris Young is constantly evaluating and tweaking his swing, and his latest adjustments, Buster Olney writes, have helped him find some rhythm at the plate and get off to a hot start in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  7. Oakland's motive for the Cespedes deal

    Buster Olney

    It's not only casual baseball fans who view the Oakland Athletics' offseason as an unsolvable logic maze. Some rival talent evaluators puzzled and puzzled until their puzzlers were sore on Monday night, after word broke that the Athletics h...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  8. Yoenis Cespedes deal has the Oakland A's looking ahead to 2015 - ...

    Buster Olney

    Given the Oakland Athletics' prior moves this offseason, many fans and talent evaluators were puzzled when the club dished out $36 million for Yoesnis Cespedes. But Buster Olney writes the A's have a clear motive behind the signing of the Cuban slugger.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  9. Ryan Braun should offer to give back MVP

    Buster Olney

    From the moment the news of Ryan Braun's positive test for performance-enhancing drugs broke in December, he has maintained his innocence, texting to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the PED charge was "B.S.," and he and his representatives f...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  10. Ryan Braun should offer to give back NL MVP award - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Ryan Braun should offer to give back his NL MVP award to the BBWAA on Saturday night, even while maintaining that he didn't use performance-enhancing drugs.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2012
  11. Going to bat for Vermont

    Buster Olney

    The severity of any problem on my family's Vermont dairy farm could be measured by the length of my stepfather's curse words. If a cow stepped on his foot, this usually merited four or five letters. If something broke on the hay baler, well...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  12. Batting For Vermont - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about Batting For Vermont. Plus notes from around MLB's offseason, including the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, compensation for Theo Epstein, Gold Gloves and more.

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  13. Opening up on Trevor Hoffman

    Buster Olney

    After the news broke on Tuesday that Trevor Hoffman is retiring, I e-mailed some folks who know Hoffman well and asked for some anecdotes -- and folks love to tell stories about Hoffman, who is not only the all-time leader in saves but also has long ...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  14. MLB: Several people who worked or played with Trevor Hoffman chim...

    Buster Olney

    A likely first-ballot Hall of Famer, Trevor Hoffman is hanging up his spikes. But Buster has gone ahead and picked up some anecdotes that could be used when the great reliever is set to join Cooperstown.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  15. Market spells a high price for relief

    Buster Olney

    When word broke last week that Joaquin Benoit had a new three-year agreement with the Detroit Tigers, without the salary numbers initially attached, a rival executive tried to guess what the contract figures would be. $10 million for three years wou...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  16. MLB: The deal for Joaquin Benoit shifted the relief market, which...

    Buster Olney

    The deal that sent Joaquin Benoit to Detroit was called absurd by a good number of people across baseball. But that doesn't mean that if they want their own form of relief, they won't have to pay for it. Buster Olney assesses the market.

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2010